Podcast: What the Wesley grant tells us about Irish politics

This week’s ‘Inside Politics’ also reviews the SCU and Simon Coveney’s difficult few days

 Minister for Sport Shane Ross, who was at the centre of a controversy over the allocation of a sports grant to Wesley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Minister for Sport Shane Ross, who was at the centre of a controversy over the allocation of a sports grant to Wesley. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

 

On this week’s Inside Politics podcast, Hugh Linehan, Pat Leahy and Harry McGee discuss Tánaiste Simon Coveney’s difficult few days, and the disbandment of the ill-fated Strategic Communications Unit.

With help from UCC economist (and former All-Ireland-winning Cork hurler) John Considine, they also take a close look at a recent story that revealed a lot about how Irish politics really works – the controversy over the allocation of a sports grant to Wesley, a private school in south Dublin.

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